(1735-1826) US President 1797-1801

John Adams

(1735-1826) US President 1797-1801

(1767-1848) US President 1825-1829

John Quincy Adams

(1767-1848) US President 1825-1829

"The first noted public appearance of [Alcibiades] was on the occasion of the coming of the Lacedaemonian ambassadors requesting the surrender of Pylus. He at first violently opposed the petition, and even went so far as to urge the sending of an embassy to Argos to solicit that city to become a member in a new Athenian league. In spite of the earnest efforts of Nicias and of the protests of the Spartan ambassador, Alcibiades, by means of intrigue and bluster, succeeded in this work, and not only Argos, but also Elis and Mantinea, agreed to maintain an alliance with Athens for a hundred years."—Ridpath, 1885

Alcibiades

"The first noted public appearance of [Alcibiades] was on the occasion of the coming of the Lacedaemonian…

A colonial political cartoon.

An Attempt to Land a Bishop in America

A colonial political cartoon.

(1791-1868) U.S. president 1857-1861

James Buchanan

(1791-1868) U.S. president 1857-1861

(1782-1850) Vice-president of US 1825-1832

John Caldwell Calhoun

(1782-1850) Vice-president of US 1825-1832

(1777-1852) "The Great Compromiser" American politician

Henry Clay

(1777-1852) "The Great Compromiser" American politician

A political cartoon criticizing the Embargo placed upon the American colonies by the British. The cartoon portrays the death of a terrapin

Death of Terrapin, or the Embargo

A political cartoon criticizing the Embargo placed upon the American colonies by the British. The cartoon…

A political cartoon criticizing the Embargo placed upon the American colonies by the British.

Embargo

A political cartoon criticizing the Embargo placed upon the American colonies by the British.

(1800-1874) US President 1850-1853

Millard Fillmore

(1800-1874) US President 1850-1853

Political cartoon of unfairly redrawn congressional districts, origin of the term "gerrymander".

The "Gerrymander"

Political cartoon of unfairly redrawn congressional districts, origin of the term "gerrymander".

This illustration shows the glove of Oliver Cromwell, a 17th century English military and political leader.

Glove of Oliver Cromwell

This illustration shows the glove of Oliver Cromwell, a 17th century English military and political…

(1822-1885) U.S. president 1868-1876

General Ulysses S. Grant

(1822-1885) U.S. president 1868-1876

(1822-1885) U.S. president 1868-1876

General Ulysses S. Grant

(1822-1885) U.S. president 1868-1876

(1755-1804) Federalist politician

Alexander Hamilton

(1755-1804) Federalist politician

(1833-1901) US President 1889-1893

Benjamin Harrison

(1833-1901) US President 1889-1893

(1773-1841) US President 1841

William Henry Harrison

(1773-1841) US President 1841

(1773-1841) US President 1841

William Henry Harrison

(1773-1841) US President 1841

"Thomas Andrew Hendricks was born in Ohio on the 7th of September, 1819." —The Popular Cyclopedia, 1888

Thomas A. Hendricks

"Thomas Andrew Hendricks was born in Ohio on the 7th of September, 1819." —The Popular Cyclopedia,…

Mark Twain reading the daily Italian newspaper to learn how to speak Italian.

Italian Without a Master

Mark Twain reading the daily Italian newspaper to learn how to speak Italian.

(1745-1829) President of Continental Congress 1778-1779

John Jay

(1745-1829) President of Continental Congress 1778-1779

(1743-1826) US President 1801-1809

Thomas Jefferson

(1743-1826) US President 1801-1809

U.S. President

Andrew Johnson

U.S. President

Dr. Francis Lieber (March 18, 1800 – October 2, 1872) was a German-American jurist and political philosopher. He is most widely known as the author of the Lieber Code during the American Civil War.

Francis Lieber

Dr. Francis Lieber (March 18, 1800 – October 2, 1872) was a German-American jurist and political philosopher.…

(1809-1865) U.S. President 1960-1865

Abraham Lincoln

(1809-1865) U.S. President 1960-1865

(1809-1865) U.S. President 1960-1865

Abraham Lincoln

(1809-1865) U.S. President 1960-1865

(1751-1836) US President 1809-1817

James Madison

(1751-1836) US President 1809-1817

(1843-1901) 24th President of the United States

William McKinley

(1843-1901) 24th President of the United States

(1758-1831) US President 1817-1825

James Monroe

(1758-1831) US President 1817-1825

(1800-1874) US President 1853-1857

Franklin Pierce

(1800-1874) US President 1853-1857

(1795-1849) US President 1845-1849

James Knox Polk

(1795-1849) US President 1845-1849

(1858- ) 25th President of the U.S.

Theodore Roosevelt

(1858- ) 25th President of the U.S.

(1811-1874) American statesman, jurist, politician

Charles Sumner

(1811-1874) American statesman, jurist, politician

Jeremy Taylor (1613 – 13 August 1667) was a clergyman in the Church of England who achieved fame as an author during The Protectorate of Oliver Cromwell. He is sometimes known as the "Shakespeare of Divines" for his poetic style of expression and was often presented as a model of prose writing. He was under the patronage of William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury. He went on to become chaplain in ordinary to King Charles I as a result of Laud's sponsorship. This made him politically suspect when Laud was tried for treason and executed in 1645 by the Puritan Parliament during the English Civil War. After the Parliamentary victory over the King, he was briefly imprisoned several times.

Bishop Jeremy Taylor

Jeremy Taylor (1613 – 13 August 1667) was a clergyman in the Church of England who achieved fame…

(1784-1850) US President 1849-1850

Zachary Taylor

(1784-1850) US President 1849-1850

(1784-1850) US President 1849-1850

Zachary Taylor

(1784-1850) US President 1849-1850

"Ex-Senator Allen G. Thurman, of Ohio, a gentleman held in the highest esteem by both political parties, and a statesman of learning, experience, and lift character, is a native of the state of Virgina." —The Popular Cyclopedia, 1888

Allen G. Thurman

"Ex-Senator Allen G. Thurman, of Ohio, a gentleman held in the highest esteem by both political parties,…

(1790-1862) US President 1841-1845

John Tyler

(1790-1862) US President 1841-1845

(1790-1862) US President 1841-1845

John Tyler

(1790-1862) US President 1841-1845

(1782-1862) US President 1837-1841

Martin Van Buren

(1782-1862) US President 1837-1841

(1732-1799) First president of the US 1789-1797

George Washington

(1732-1799) First president of the US 1789-1797

(1782-1852) American politician

Daniel Webster

(1782-1852) American politician

(1782-1852) American politician

Daniel Webster

(1782-1852) American politician

(1857- ) 26th President of the U.S.

Taft, William Howard

(1857- ) 26th President of the U.S.